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MA

2017

JCL

2018

M a s sac h u s e t t s Junior Classical League

an epic journey through the jcl year

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Table of contents

notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 from your historian........................................4 scrapbook theme Explained........................5 meet the officers............................................48 credits...................................................................49

a trip to the underworld welcome to boston university..............29 coin wars............................................................30 workshops..........................................................30 skits galore........................................................31 stoic officers....................................................32

nationals 2017. . . . . . . . . . . 6

harvard certamen. . 3 4

massjcl kickoff. . . . . . . . . 2 0

states 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 8

The trojan war WELCOME to troy university......................9 agora & service.................................................12 OLYMPIKA................................................................13 THAT’s ENTERTAINMENT......................................15 we’ve got SPIRIT, we’ve got chowda....16

Circe and the cyclopes Kickoff without catapults?......................22 Service project.................................................23 General assembly fun...................................24 PUMPKIN PAINTING..............................................25 GAMES.....................................................................25

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classics day. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6

sirens welcome to harvard university.............36 PRELIMS...................................................................36 victory on the horizon..............................36 FINALS.....................................................................37 boston latin school sweeps.....................37

our return home spirit is endless.................................................40 the campaign train.........................................42 athletes make their mark...........................44 when artists come together....................46 all good things come to an end............47

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LETTER from your

h i s to r i a n

the theme expl ained The theme of this year’s scrapbook is A Year in the JCL: An Epic Journey.

Dear MassJCL, It has been an incredible year. We’ve travelled to Alabama, competed at Kickoff, learned new things at Classics Day, and shared yet another State Convention. The purpose of a scrapbook like this—to me at least—is to allow you all to remember the new friendships, experiences, and memories you have made over the past year in this organization. One year ago, I was elected your historian, and it has been my pleasure to get the chance to encapsulate the history and memories of the MassJCL. In part due to your bright smiles and adventurous attitudes, I’ve been fortunate enough to genuinely love what I do, whether that be taking photos, designing your state banner, or making this scrapbook. I implore you to reflect on your experiences over this past year, the people you’ve grown close to, and perhaps even the classics. The time we share together is priceless, and I encourage all of you to make the most out of whatever time you have left in the JCL and beyond. If you take only one thing away from this scrapbook, know that history serves a purpose. E Corde, Jesse Hogan, MassJCL Historian ‘17-‘18

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The national quote this year reads, “Ego vos hortari tantum possum ut amicitiam omnibus rebus humanis anteponatis,” meaning “I urge you, as much as I am able, to place friendship before all human issues.” In epics like Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad or Virgil’s Aeneid, characters face a variety of obstacles/issues. In numerous cases, they rely on the help of others­—those who lend out friendship—to overcome them. The JCL, in many ways, parallels to this. This scrapbook is structured chronologically like these great works of literature. Enjoy! 5


si vis pacem, para bellum. - vegetius -

nationals ALABAMA

IF YOU WANT PEACE, PREPARE FOR WAR.

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CLick Here to watch ouR take on nationals Last Year!

Friendship­—in the Trojan War? War is often considered the opposite of friendship. However, in Homer’s Iliad, friendship is still a deciding factor in character actions. When Diomedes and Glaukos meet in battle, an Achaian and a Trojan respectively on opposite sides of the war, they exchange armor instead of killing one another—simply because their ancestors were bound by the idea of xenia, or guest-friendship (hospitality). In the case of Achilles, despite his rage against Agamemnon, he joins battle on the Greek side due to his incredibly strong friendship with Patroklos. Similarly, some MassJCLers likely found their beginnings in this organization through familial or friendly relationships! 8

source: shmoop.com

welcome to troy university the furry friends of Troy

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trojan scenery

general assemblies

the calm before the convention storm. below left to Right: will burnett [bls], sara zandvakili [ojcl], brian johnson [ojcl], allyson ping [bls], anushree iyengar [amsa]

jclers finally arrive in troy!

top/bottom: Victors and awardees of

Mass. pose with their prizes! (Top left to right: Will Burnett, Jacob Hane, Ting Wei Li, Ina Beinborn, Jonathan Yuan, Jesse Hogan; Bottom left to right: Shreya Murthy, Rachel Wang)

mid-left: Rachel Bisson of Mass., can-

didate for NJCL 2VP, hugs her introducer Hugh Sanford before delivering her speech. Mid-Right: 2016-2017 NJCL President

avery powers, mtg

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Lyle and Historian Eric make sure no man steps out of line (or continues once out of time) during roll call.

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o l y m p i k a

agora

marathon runners make their way across campus massjcl fidget spinners!

tim liu with his trojan memorabilia

Left: the massjcl track relay! Below: massjcl 2vp tamsin edwards gives a determined look before running her race

service rationing supplies

BLA helps pack school supplies

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certamen

* a battle of latin wits *

intermediates dante, christi, and jess think during a bonus question novice luc azar-tanguay readies his buzzer

massjcl novices pose with their medallions during g.a.

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massjcl sweeps national certamen MassJCL sent certamen teams to finals at nationals in all three divisions! Through teamwork, lots of studying, and support from their delegation, the teams performed well! results: novice: 2nd Intermediate: 1st Advanced: 2nd A job well done to all BLS and MassJCL certamen players, coaches, and supporters!

that’s entertainment

Peter wang of mass [bls] prepares his piano piece A STOIC LYLE

the racketeers

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we’ve got spirit

the trojan spirit massjcl is thriving on “sweet home jcl” spirit day

paint the globe purple and gold!

officers take the lead

2vp tamsin edwards leads mass on “troy story” spirit day

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march to the quad during the roman procession

a trojan soldier!

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memories

anna aldins [bls], carina layfield [bls]

l to r: jon. yuan [bls], ina lee beinborn [bls], ting wei li [bls]

l to r: lia van der linde [bla], vikiana petit-homme [bla], rachel wang [amsa]

passing the torch to 2018 convention:

— ohio —

pres. anushree soaks up her delegation’s spirit

lia van der linde [blaleft], emily parla [blsright], amina aitnouri [bla-below]

greylock-ers unite!

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...vos Cyclopia saxa expertI : revocate animos maestumque timorem mittite... ...you’ve experienced the rocks of the cyclopes; call back your spirits and send away sorrowful fear... - virgil, the aeneid I 22

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Mount Greylock JCL and the MassJCL cordially invite you to...

KICKOFF 2017 Saturday

OCT

21 2017

LANESBOROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL* 188 Summer St. | Lanesborough, MA 01237

SCHEDULED EVENTS: Assembly & entertainment, catapult & ballistae contests, bazaar, hula hoop and worm scrimmages, street certamen, and more. Lunch is available for just $5 TO REGISTER:

Send the following information to tambauer@aol.com Name of School: Latin Teacher Name(s): Number of JCL Participants __ Number of Adults __ Number of Marshmallow Catapults ____ 2 -lb Shooter Trebuchets 1-lb Arrow Ballistae ___ Approx. Number of Certamen Players per level: Novice ___ Intermediate ___ Advanced ___ Number of Buzzers you can bring _____ Number of Latin teachers who can Moderate Certamen _____

9:30am to 4:00pm

COST: $10 for all JCL Members. Free for chaperones and teachers *Due to construction of the new Mount Greylock RHS building, Kickoff has been moved to Lanesborough Elementary School for this year.

the start to an odyssey; a new massjcl year. In The Odyssey and The Aenied, following the Trojan War came the start of seafaring journies. However, sailors soon faced obstacles that needed to be overcome in order to reach their ultimate destiny. In the case of The Odyssey, Odysseus is soon faced with Polyphemus the Cyclops and Circe, and for The Aeneid, Aeneas is soon faced with Carthage and the death of Anchises, his father. For the MassJCL, the beginning of our journey was also plagued with struggles. Kickoff, an event characterized by catapults and ballistae, was moved to a new location, and as a result, the catapult and ballista contests (save the marshmellow launchers) were called off! However, despite the changes, the power of friendship and group effort allowed the event to sail on smoothly!

kickoff

tamsin advertizes the new fidget spinners

maddie bedard [amsa] and jacob hane [mtg]

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service

kick barnstable delegates play around with their marshmellows

evi mahone, a former massjcler, leads a workshop on classical theater

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drew and tamsin prepare a launch

editor and historian workshop offerings

service project: — At Kickoff, MassJCLers had the opportunity to put both their arts and crafts skills and community service ambitions to work! They worked with each other to design gift boxes, cards, and origami gifts to be delivered to the Dear Jack Foundation LifeList Warriors to recieve during the holiday season. Thanks to the efforts, we were able to donate several boxes!

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malika cruickshank [bla]

during ga, the williams college improv troupe combo za performed, accompanied by plenty of laughter!

kickoff jclers line up to be sorted into teams

high-fives all around!

jess schnitzer [bls]

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evan sheridan of mtg runs during capture the flag

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classics day

boston university

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et monere et moneri proprium est verae amicitiae

a trip to the underworld Thank You In The Odyssey and The Aenied, numerous obstacles eventually landed Odysseus and Aeneas in the Underworld. Both characters eventually hear from those closest to them and take something out of their journey there—for Odysseus this came through discussions with fallen friends ParTiCiPaTing and relatives that remind him of the value of life, and forsChools Aeneas, he is reminded of Dido’s fall and is also directed by his father towards his future. For the MassJCL, Classics Day acts as our form of classical reminder and direction. Through attending workshops led by University professors, we learn new things and are reminded of our classical roots. To Ms. Meghan Kelly, Administrator of the Classical Studies Department at Boston University, for her constant assistance; Professor Stephen Scully of the Classical Studies Department at Boston University, for his support of the MassJCL and Classics Day; all of the presenters, for contributing their knowledge to the MassJCL; and finally, to Boston University, for hosting this event. Gratias vobis agimus!

Abby Kelley Foster Advanced Math and Science Academy Arlington High School Barnstable High School Boston Latin Academy Boston Latin School East Boston High School Fowler School Littleton High School Lunenburg Schools Lynn English High School Mt. Alvernia High School Mt. Greylock Regional School Newton South High School Rising Tide Charter School Sandwich High School Stony Brook School Sturgis East Charter School Sturgis West Charter School The Woodward School for Girls Ursuline Academy Wachusett Regional High School Winchester High School School

MassJCL Presents: Classics Day 2017

TheaTer in The ClassiCal World December 7, 2017 BosTon universiTY george sherman union

it is a characteristic of true friendship to give advice and to recieve it

-cicero, de amicitia professor skelly gives his annual opening speech

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at classics day, massjcl began coin wars, a year-long fundraising initiative in which all proceeds are donated to the winning officer’s chosen charity. click the IMAGE to see this year’s picks!

workshops

skits

abby kelly foster delegates step on stage

daniel sherman, former majcl officer, tells jclers about the bees of ancient rome

a workshop on ancient comedy and tragedy in greece

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Marissa Gardner, Maddie Bedard, and Chloe P.-B. of Amsa perform their skit

colleen ellis of barnstable plays martha in her school’s “high scholae musical” skit

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rising tide’s skit “amicitia ex machina”

january njcl potm winner!

boston latin academy performs

jack trapanick of bls

click the image above to see its caption and info on the njcl instagram! fowler school’s skit

matching mass officers

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mtg’s abby leblanc, avery powers, and ruth weaver sing the jcl song

president anushree and tech. co. jonathan smile after a great day!

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harvard certamen

o socii...o passi graviora, dabit deus his quoque finem...

o friends, o you who have endured worse, the god will grant an end to this too. -virgil 34

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bls, bla, pembroke, rising tide, and duxbury attended introductory presentation final focus

prelims

bls advanced teams advance to finals!

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carina records topics of questions encounters with sirens In the Odyssey, Odysseus encounters sirens that attract his crew. To avoid the temptation himself, he ties himself to the mast of his boat. For the MassJCL, certamen competitions like Harvard tempt players of the glory that comes with victory. However, with competitions like Nationals around the corner, it’s important for these smarties to keep on preparing and studying for the new year of competition, and hopefully eventually take the national title!

victory!

boston latin school sweeps!

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quam bene vivas refert, non quam diu.

s tat e convention

it’s about how well you live, not how long. - seneca

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spirit abby kelley foster charter takes on spirit! drew leads barnstable on “out of the barnstable” spirit day

amsa cheers away!

needham delegates

boston latin academy loves spirit

winchester smiles on “we go together like purple and gold” spirit day

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campaign train

project runway

click above to read about our contest!

jess [bls] gives her 1vp campaign speech at G.A.

pub. ed. jacob makes sure no candidate runs over time

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avery walks on stage

april njcl potm winner!

jclers explain their designs

rachel horrigan poses in her nymph inspired dress

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the romanes perform

olympika

t h at ’ s e n t e r ta i n m e n t

RACHEL HORRIGAN [needham] PERFORMS EN POINTE

emily sun [left] and jinwoo kim [right] perform

chloe and marissa of amsa rejoice at track olympika (jclove!)

a fowler delegate sings her heart out

srinidhi raghav of amsa runs the team relay

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a swimmer focuses on reaching the wall during backstroke

matt macasieb [amsa] wins that’s entertainement!

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graphic arts

all good things come to an end The end of the MassJCL year marks State Convention, coming together for one final event. In the Odyssey and Aeneid, the main characters each find their destiny. In the case of Odysseus, this is returning home, and for the JCL, our State Convention acts as that! For Aeneas, he eventually lands in Latium to found Rome, and for us JCLers, State Convention crafts a whole new bunch of memories that will stay with us forever.

memories kahoot

gladiator games delegates floss on stage jacob pied! imppromptu art

ice cream social

valete massjcl seniors! (and joseph of ohio)

chariot racing!

a warm goodbye

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“the worm� competition

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meet the officers top row (left to Right): anushree iyengar [president; amsa], tamsin edwards [2vp; m.a.l.], carina layfield [parliamentarian; bls], vikiana petit-homme [treasurer; bla], rachel wang [secretary; amsa]

credits: photography jesse hogan will burnett software adobe indesign adobe illustrator art jesse hogan - [pg. 7, 21] massjcl delegates - [pg. 28, 35, 39, 46] borrowed images unspash.com [cover]

bottom row (left to Right): tim liu [1vp; bls], jesse hogan [historian; amsa], jacob hane [publications editor; mtg], jonathan yuan [technical coordinator; bls]

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computer graphics/icons jesse hogan 49

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MassJCL Scrapbook '17-'18  

Designed and created by Jesse Hogan, 2017-2018 MassJCL Historian. Enjoy!

MassJCL Scrapbook '17-'18  

Designed and created by Jesse Hogan, 2017-2018 MassJCL Historian. Enjoy!

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